The popular new movie from Netflix features a TikTok megastar
Addison Rae plays the main character in He’s Awesome, a remake of a 90s movie.
Addison Rae has over 80 million followers.
It’s called “He’s Awesome,” it premiered on Netflix on Friday, August 27th, and quickly became the movie of the moment on the streaming platform – at least considering the number of viewers. The teen romance comedy directed by Mark Waters tops the trend in the national catalog.
It is a remake of She’s Awesome, a 1999 film starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook and directed by Robert Iscove. In this story, a popular high school boy makes a bet to turn an uninteresting girl into the prom queen.
The story is similar in this new version, although it has been updated for the present day – with lots of social networks and videos in the mix – and has changed the genres of the two protagonists.
In other words, here is a popular girl who needs to do a full makeover for a colleague. She is a digital influencer whose relationship is humiliatingly ended in a viral video. Take this risk to save your reputation: make an antisocial boy king of the ball. But things get complicated when she begins to develop feelings for him.
Both scripts were written by the same screenwriter, R. Lee Fleming Jr. (who was on the Friends writing team). Because of this, there are several references to the original in this new film – there are even guest appearances from actors like Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard.
“He’s Awesome” plays Addison Rae, one of the world’s biggest stars on TikTok. At 18, she was just another girl to enter Louisiana State University. Two years later he is a world star.
The dance videos that he regularly publishes in this social network, which has grown enormously in the last year and in which more than 83 million people follow him, also contributed to this. After some involvement in projects in the field of television and cinema, he takes on his first leading role here – a Netflix strategy to attract viewers, especially young people.
The flip side of the coin, as pointed out by the vast majority of specialist critics, is that Addison Rae has no experience as an actress. In other words, his performance on this project is not praised – apart from the scenes where he has to sing and dance, a record in which he feels significantly more comfortable and natural.
The cast of “He’s Awesome” also includes Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, Myra Molloy and Vanessa Dubasso. Kourtney Kardashian is also making a cameo.